The latest information on tomorrow’s public hearing on the budget follows. There are several ways to participate. It is vital that during such a public debate, that you stand up and speak on the need to preserve North Carolina’s early childhood system and future prosperity. There are two actions that you need to take.
1) Attend either the event in Raleigh or one of the video sites.
Both the live and video events will be held on Tuesday, April 28, 2009 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Make sure that you have found at least one person to speak on early childhood issues at each location. Don’t forget to wear your Smart Start t-shirts and download a sign to bring. This is our chance to demonstrate that North Carolinians support our nationally recognized early childhood programs.
Museum of History Auditorium, 5 E. Edenton Street, Raleigh, North Carolina 27601
Johnston Community College (Tart 154), Smithfield, NC
Bladen Community College (Teaching Auditorium), Dublin, NC
Central Piedmont Community College (Central Campus), Charlotte, NC
Fayetteville Technical Community College (Room #2), Fayetteville, NC
Forsyth Technical Community College (Hauser 158), Winston-Salem, NC
Pamlico Community College, Grantsboro, NC
Southwestern Community College (Balsam Center, 3rd Floor), Sylva, NC
Surry Community College (Room E110), Dobson, NC
Vance-Granville Community College, Henderson, NC
Martin Community College, Williamston, NC
2) Submit written comments.
Email: Town.Hall@NCLEG.NET (Until midnight, 4/28/2009.)
Online: http://www.ncleg.net/Applications/PublicHearingComments/ (Until midnight, 4/28/2009.)
Fax: 919-754-3328 (Until midnight, 4/28/2009.)
Mail: House Appropriations Committee, Suite 401, LOB, 300 N. Salisbury Street, Raleigh, NC 27603-5925 (If postmarked by 4/29/2009
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